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European Economic, Employment and Social Policy

Musculoskeletal disorders: a major challenge for occupational risk prevention in Europe

Yves Roquelaure (Ergonomics and Epidemiology Laboratory for Occupational Health)

Publication date : 2015

Number of pages : 5

Author(s) :

Yves Roquelaure (Ergonomics and Epidemiology Laboratory for Occupational Health)

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) pose the most widespread occupational health problem in the European Union. Their high incidence bears witness to the intensification of working conditions that is affecting growing numbers of employees in industry and services.

This policy brief looks at the work-related causes behind musculoskeletal disorders and formulates policy recommendations for the prevention of these occupational health risks.

Collection: 9/2015
ETUI, Brussels, ISSN 2031-8782 (pdf)